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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Pierce Butler to Abner Nash
Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822
November 30, 1780
Volume 15, Page 165


Wilmington, Nov. 30th, 1780.

To His Excellency Gov. Nash, Newbern.
Dear Sir:

I did myself the honour to write to you some time ago from Cross Creek; since then I have not been favoured with a letter from you.

The Bearer of this, Capt. De Treville, who is in the South Carolina Division of the Continental Army, has pressed me for a Letter to you. I have a Slender acquaintance with this Gentleman, but have always heard Him Called a Zealous, diligent and good Officer. He is very Intelligent, & can give you a good deal of information respecting the situation of So. Carolina. He has a Number of their Publick Papers. I beg to present my best respects to Mrs. Nash.

I have the honour to be, with great respect,